Several injured as clashes mar A’Ibom PDP ward congress

Godswill Akpabio
Godswill Akpabio

Several people were injured when two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom engaged each other in confrontations during Saturday’s ward congress.

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Ochong, who confirmed the clashes when he spoke to newsmen in Uyo, however said no one was killed.

Mr. Ochong said if any of the victims had died, the police, who took them to hospital, would have informed him.

“I don’t think there was any person that died. I was in Four Lane myself.

“The problem started when two factions from Eastern Obolo used wood to hit one another.

“The injured were bleeding and the police had to take them to hospital.

“If anything had happened to anyone of them, the police who took them to the hospital would have informed me.

“However, at the time I left my house for that place, I was even told that two people had been killed, only for me to get there and found out that the people who engaged themselves in brawl only sustained injury.

“No position is worth the life of any Nigeria, let the election be peaceful so that the will of people will prevail,” he said.

The state Governor, Godswill Akpabio, however, expressed satisfaction at the turnout of people.

He said that the turnout was impressive and promised that every aspirant would be given level playing ground to seek elective offices.

(NAN)

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